Peleș Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, in Prahova County, Romania, on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914. Its inauguration was held in 1883. It was constructed for King Carol I.

By form and function, Peleş is a palace, but it is consistently called a castle. Its architectural style is a romantically inspired blend Neo-Renaissance and Gothic Revival similar to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Bavaria. A Saxon influence can be observed in the interior courtyard facades, which have allegorical hand-painted murals and ornate fachwerk similar to that seen in northern European alpine architecture. Interior decoration is mostly Baroque influenced, with heavy carved woods and exquisite fabrics.


Ours partners (schools from European countries) are going to take an online tour of Peles Castle. They have to chose the tours: one of the tours is limited to the ground floor, another adds the first floor and the complete tour includes the second floor.


Pupils will improve their English skills, their ICT skills and critical thinking. They will learn about Art, world cultures (the establishment hosts one of the finest collections of art in Eastern and Central Europe, consisting of statues, paintings, furniture, arms and armor, gold, silver, stained glass, ivory, fine china, tapestries, and rugs). They will prepare presentations of tours in the classe. They will learn to give feedback and comment on each other's work in a positive way. Since they will present and comment as well, they will develop communication skills. In their own classes they will learn to work together with others in a team while creating their presentations.

Work Process

In each school partner pupils will be divided in groups. Each group will describe one of the tours. Their descriptions will be collected in a presentation using Power Point. The presentations will be published in TwinSpace and each school will comment on other's presentations.


Expected results

Each school will have an e-book where the presentations will be collected and shared with each other. There will also be added some videos by the different groups in which the pupils play the roles of the museums guides and describe the paintings and say important information about the painters.

Created By
Saliste Mihaela


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